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HUMBOLDT COUNTY - Opioid overdose is described as an epidemic in Humboldt County, but prescriptions for these highly addictive medicines are on the decline.

RX Safe Humboldt formed to address these issues as a coalition of medical professionals, insurance companies and public health agencies. The group has been educating providers on better ways to manage chronic pain and has compiled a...

Post date: Wed, 09/14/2016 - 17:15

ARCATA - Accolades continue to pile up for Humboldt State University.

U.S. News and World Report just published its 2017 best colleges rankings and HSU was the 12th ranked best public school in the west. HSU also was the 52nd Top Regional University in the west.

U.S. News and World Report, which publishes the annual rankings, defines regional universities as those...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:11

KLAMATH NATIONAL FOREST - The Gap Fire, burning northeast of Happy Camp in the Klamath National Forest, has now burned almost 34,000 acres. It is 85-percent contained and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

As fire fighters have gained more control of the blaze, officials are reducing personnel and equipment. Due to a red flag warning and high winds with low relative...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 21:03

SACRAMENTO - A bill by 2nd District Senator, Mike McGuire which will help consumers who have been denied homeowners insurance has been sent to Governor Brown’s desk for signature.

SB-1302 will require insurance brokers to inform consumers about the “Fair Access to Insurance Plan” when they receive a denial or policy cancelation for home insurance.

McGuire said most...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 20:52

CALIFORNIA- Over one million people in the United States develop the condition each year. In honor of National Sepsis Month, St. Joseph Hospital is raising awareness. 

There will be a presentation with St. Joseph Hospital's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. William Parks, about the syndrome. Sepsis can be life threatening. It is a condition that starts in people who don't get infections...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:43

HYAMPOM- The two victims in the Hyampom homicide have been identified as 56-year-old Lawrence O'Connor from Eureka and 47-year-old Michael Sims of Samoa.

Autopsies showed they died from gunshot wounds. On September 4 the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office responded to US Forest Service Road. There were several marijuana grow sites found, along with the deceased.

The incident is...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 18:30

FIELDS LANDING - A motorcyclist was thrown from his bike after striking a deer on Highway 101.

Around 1:00 this afternoon, a man was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound near Fields Landing. A deer ran on to the roadway and collided with the bike. California Highway Patrol and Humboldt Bay Fire responded. The man was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries....

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 17:00

EUREKA - After an inspection warrant was served on the Budget Motel, Eureka Police made multiple arrests.

City of Eureka served the warrant early this morning to document current conditions and any violations of fire and safety codes. The city's Public Works Department, DHHS Division of Environmental Health, and Humboldt Bay Fire conducted room-to-room inspections. Previous violations...

Post date: Tue, 09/13/2016 - 16:59